View Poll Results: The best anti-spyware

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  • Spysweeper

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  • Pest patrol

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  • adware (the pay one i guess is better)

    11 31.43%
  • Some other one, please state

    21 60.00%
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    The best anti spyware

    Hi, i have a thing about spyware, i hate it. I used to run loads of progys but now just use pest patrol cause my system cant really take them. Whats the best? I dont care about cost, i just want the best.
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    I use a combination of MS antispyware beta, spybot s&d and adaware. also spyblaster to stop them in the first place.
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    if you had to pick one, which one?
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    The MS beta is very good IMHO.
    "All our beliefs are being challenged now, and rightfully so, they're stupid." - Bill Hicks

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    A2 (A squared) and spyware doctor are both very good and free.

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    I can't pick just one because they all pick up things that the others miss.

    If you use spyware blaster and MS beta then you should be fine.
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    Spybot S&D, in conjunction with Adaware SE works well one gets stuff the other misses

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    as i always say firefox + spywareblaster + spybot =

    obviously the easiest way to avoid spyware is to avoid the dodgy sites that give it to you in the first place tho

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    apparently: Giant AntiSpyware or Microsoft AntiSpyware beta, Webroot Spy Sweeper, CWShredder will get rid of the most stuff.

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    [smug Linux user] What's Spyware? [/smug Linux user]

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyster
    [smug Linux user] What's Spyware? [/smug Linux user]

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    the ms one.. it was a superb porgram before ms bought is and ms havn't managed to mess it up yet..
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    My vote is with Ad-aware and MS beta

    Seem to do the trick nicely.

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    I used the MS one (it found nothing but Messenger Plus files and cookies) until i found i couldn't turn it off!

    Yes i could tell it to hide the sys tray icon but if i only want it to run once in a blue moon why odes it have to be resident in the system memory?

    I uninstalled it.

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    I think if you use three types of anti-spyware programs, spyware will be a thing of the past:

    I use the Microsoft Antispyware app, Spybot: Search & Destroy and Adaware, there've been occasions where the MS app missed a spybot, and the other also missed it but the third caught it...

    Be sure you use Firefox as most of the ways Spyware gets onto to your PC is through dodgey websites that use several MS Internet Explorer 6 exploits to get onto PC and annoy the hell out of you...

    And also be sure you use a good firewall app like ZoneAlarm or Kiera Personal Firewall 4, hope this info helps, happy surfing

    P.S. Remember to keep the Spyware definitions up to date on all your anti spyware apps...
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